The Holmes Brothers

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The Holmes Brothers
The Holmes Brothers, at The Grand, Wilmington, Delaware, 2009
The Holmes Brothers, at The Grand, Wilmington, Delaware, 2009
Background information
OriginChristchurch, Virginia; Harlem, New York City
GenresBlues, Gospel, Soul, R&B, Americana
Years active1979 – 2015
LabelsAlligator, Rounder, Real World
Past member(s)Sherman Holmes
Wendell Holmes (dead)
Popsy Dixon (dead)
WebsiteThe Holmes Brothers Official Site

The Holmes Brothers was a musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia.[1] They perform blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues music. Its members include Sherman Holmes, Popsy Dixon and Wendell Holmes.

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They began playing in 1979. They were influenced by B.B. King. They have released twelve studio albums, with three reaching the top 5 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart.[2] They have gained a following by playing regularly at summer folk, blues, gospel, and jazz festivals.[1] Members are brothers Wendell and Sherman Holmes with drummer Popsy Dixon.

Members[change | change source]

As of 2015, Sherman Holmes resides in Saluda, VA and is the last surviving member of the band. Popsy Dixon died of bladder cancer on January 9, 2015. A few months later, Wendell Holmes died on June 19, 2015 from a pulmonary embolism.

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